Nonself-supporting Tubular Film Or Bag (e.g., Pouch, Envelope, Packet, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/35.2)
  • Patent number: 11020281
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to prevent cutting of the resilient and elastic members by a welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10975230
    Abstract: A film layer having a micro-textured surface is provided. The film layer has a continuous phase with one or more thermoplastic polymers, wherein at least one of the thermoplastic polymers is a low-modulus polymer having a 2% secant modulus of less than or equal to 140 MPa, and the film has from 10 wt % to 100 wt % of the low modulus thermoplastic polymer. The film layer also has a discrete phase with from 5 wt % to 45 wt % of a thermoplastic starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, April Renae Brown, Arman Ashraf, Gary Wayne Gilbertson, Jeffrey Thomas Grothaus
  • Patent number: 10918152
    Abstract: A light-emitting beacon a dome e translucent or transparent carapace and a base. A printed circuit board assembly is arranged within the hollow space adjacent the carapace and above and on either side of a battery, the circuit board assembly comprising a plurality of LEDs arranged to emit light out of the carapace and such that when emitting at least one of the LEDs is visible from either side of the carapace. In a particular embodiment the light-emitting beacon is for mounting on a helmet and comprises an elongate carapace a first translucent or transparent material joined to a base having a concave undersurface and manufactured from a second plastic material, the first material of a greater hardness than the second material. The carapace is dome like and at least one LED arranged to emit light out of the carapace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy D. F. Ford
  • Patent number: 10913596
    Abstract: A cartridge (10) containing a dose (12) of at least one substance, for example, ground coffee, for preparing a liquid product using liquid and/or steam introduced into the cartridge (10) comprises a body (14) with a bottom wall (142) and a cover (16) for closing the body (14) of the cartridge (10) in a position opposite to the bottom wall (142). The cover (16) is coupled to the body (14) via a coupling element, such as, for example, the mouth part (144) of the body or a lock ring (148) that undergoes shape variation under the action of said liquid and/or steam, thus causing release of the coupling between the cover (16) and the body (14) of the cartridge (10). The coupling element (144, 148) comprises, for example, compostable material that can undergo post-crystallization under the action of heat, which has not been subjected to post-crystallization in the cartridge (10) prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Cabilli, Danilo Bolognese, Luisa Borello
  • Patent number: 10899522
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a closure. The container includes a body formed to include a product-storage region adapted to store products therein and a brim coupled to the body and formed to include a mouth opening into the product-storage region. The closure is coupled to the brim of the container by melting a portion of the closure together with a portion of the brim to block access to the products stored in the product-storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Jay S. Swamy
  • Patent number: 10902750
    Abstract: An adhesive label includes a polymeric first film layer that is nonoriented and has a significant inherent shrinkage when heated above ambient temperature. The label is useful in various labeling applications and especially adhesive labeling of reusable and recyclable containers which require removal of the label during a washing process in a warm or hot washing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10881189
    Abstract: A carrying bag with a water resistant Velcro® outer case and an activated carbon inner liner provides an odor proof capability. The Velcro® outer surface provides for user selected placement of one or more removable patch attachments. The invention described here reduces the need to purchase alternative backpacks due to endless user configuration of possible looks. The carry bag may include one or more carry handles and one or more shoulder straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shamonica S. Jones, Stephen Harris
  • Patent number: 10857740
    Abstract: An article of manufacture that has at least three layers of sealable material. There is at least one first seal between at least two of the layers in a first area having a first sealing affinity effected at a first sealing parameter. There is also at least one second seal between at least two more layers, where at least one of these two layers is distinct from the at least two layers joined by the first seal, in a second area having a second sealing affinity effected at a second sealing parameter, where the second sealing parameter is different than the first sealing parameter, thereby allowing for sealing of discrete areas of the article in discrete steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Trlby Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 10857768
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer cast films having a first outer layer, a core layer, and a second outer layer, wherein the first outer layer comprises (a) a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), ultra-low density polyethylene (ULDPE), a first polyethylene composition, or combinations of two or more thereof, and (b) polyisobutylene, and the core layer comprises a core layer polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Glo, PBBPoIisur S.R.L., Dow Quimica de Colombia S.A.
    Inventors: Marlos Giuntini De Oliveira, Teresa P. Karjala, Mustafa Bilgen, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Maximiliano Zanetti, Miguel A. Molano Niampira, Jorge Mario Rodriguez Camelo, Camila Do Valle, Guillermo A. Raimondi
  • Patent number: 10857703
    Abstract: A multilayer polyethylene film comprising a core layer, a first outer layer, and a second outer layer, wherein the core layer is positioned between the first outer layer and the second outer layer, the core layer comprises a linear low density polyethylene and, optionally, a first low density polyethylene resin, and the first outer layer and the second outer layer independently comprise a polyethylene resin and, optionally, a second low density polyethylene resin, wherein the density of the linear low density polyethylene is less than the density of the polyethylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Dow Quimica Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Vivek Kalihari, Fabricio Arteaga Larios, Jacquelyn A. Degroot
  • Patent number: 10850076
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to drug-coated balloon catheters for treating strictures in body lumens and methods of using the same. A drug-coated balloon catheter for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site of a body lumen stricture includes an elongated balloon having a main diameter. The balloon catheter includes a coating layer overlying an exterior surface of the balloon. The coating layer includes one or more water-soluble additives and an initial drug load of a therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Urotronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lixiao Wang, Peter Barnett
  • Patent number: 10800140
    Abstract: A multi-layered film comprising at least 3 layers is provided. When a 5 layered film is provided, the film includes a first outer layer having 80% to 100% by weight of one or more polyolefins, a first tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of the first tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, a core layer having from 75% to 100% by weight of the core layer of polylactic acid, a second tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of second tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, and a second outer layer having from 80% to 100% by weight of the second outer layer of one or more polyolefins, wherein the first tie layer layer is disposed between the first outer layer and the core layer the second tie layer is disposed between the core layer and the second outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, April Renae Brown, Gary Wayne Gilbertson
  • Patent number: 10787293
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include films with maintained or decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge. In particular, one or more implementations include a multi-layer film with each layer having differing opacity agents. The combination of the two different opacity agents in two different layers can have a synergistic effect that provide decreased light transmittance. Indeed, in one or more embodiments a multi-layer film with differing opacity agents in each layer has a decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge and opacity agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10767053
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oxygen scavenging composition for containers. The oxygen scavenging composition for containers may comprise at least one polyester component, a transition metal catalyst, an oxygen scavenger, and a vegetable oil. The vegetable oil preferably comprises at least one molecule having a double allylic structure. The polyester component preferably comprises at least one acid unit and at least one diol unit. The concentration of double allylic structures of the vegetable oil in the composition may be greater than 5.0 meq/kg of all of the polyester components. The oxygen scavenger is preferably present in the composition at a level less than 1.0% by weight of the total composition. The vegetable oil is preferably present in the composition at a level greater than 0.3% by weight relative to the total weight of the polyester components, the transition metal catalyst and the vegetable oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APG Polytech, LLC
    Inventors: Gianluca Ferrari, D. Jeffrey Black
  • Patent number: 10766237
    Abstract: The polyester film is formed with a polyester resin whose main constituent component is ethylene terephthalate. The polyester film has two or more layers that include at least one fold holding layer, which is present on at least one of the film surfaces and has a total of at least one monomer component that can form an amorphous component of 12-30% by mol in all monomer components of the fold holding layer and a difference in amount of an amorphous component of 4-30% by mol obtained by deducting an amount of an amorphous component in a layer other than the fold holding layer from the amount of the amorphous component in the fold holding layer. The polyester film has a fold holding angle of 20-70 degrees and a heat shrinkage rate of 0-15% in the longitudinal and width directions when treated in 80° C. hot water for 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishimaru, Masayuki Haruta
  • Patent number: 10730261
    Abstract: Protective covers and methods of manufacturing same. One such cover comprises a composite sheet having a first end, a second end, a first lateral edge extending between the first and second ends, a second lateral edge extending between the first and second ends, and an axis extending between the first and second lateral edges. First and second panels of the composite sheet each comprise a substrate formed from a nonwoven material, a first layer of plastic film disposed on the substrate such that at least a portion of the first layer is slidable relative to the substrate; and a second layer of plastic film disposed on the substrate such that at least a portion of the second layer is slidable relative to the substrate. The composite sheet is folded about the axis and a partially enclosed space is defined between the first and second panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Packaging Supplies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Patrick Weir
  • Patent number: 10723863
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an environmentally friendly plasticizer composition suitable for use in applications such as a resin for a food wrapping material, comprising an epoxidized alkyl ester composition including one or more compounds represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and having an iodine value (I.V.) of less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Yun Ki Cho, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim, Seok Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10696014
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a multi-layer film comprising at least five layers, with two outer layers, two intermediate layers and one core layer, wherein the core layer comprises an ethylene copolymer having a density between ?0.910 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3, the intermediate layers comprise an ethylene copolymer comprising 1-octene and having a density between >0.915 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3, wherein further the first outer layer comprises between 65 wt. % and 93 wt. % of a first ethylene copolymer comprising 1-octene and having a density between >0.915 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3 and between 7 wt. % and 35 wt. % of a second ethylene copolymer having a density between >0.925 g/cm3 and 0.945 g/cm3 based on the total weight of polymers of the layer, wherein further the second outer layer comprises between 35 wt. % and 65 wt. % of a first ethylene copolymer comprising 1-octene and having a density between >0.915 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3 and between 35 wt. % and 65 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Lucio Baccaro, Attilio Scala
  • Patent number: 10624274
    Abstract: A multilayer plastic film for perennial agricultural use (1) either in greenhouses or under low tunnels (2) that, self-adjusts the shading provided in the covered space (4). The shading effect can be present in the whole surface of the film, or it could be partial at specific surfaces (3) where shading would be most needed. The shading is achieved by incorporating a photochromic compound or a combination of photochromic compounds in a layer of multiple layers in a multilayer film (1). The layer or layers that incorporate the photochromic compound or compounds are protected from oxidation by bilateral layers that incorporate materials that exhibit low permeability to gases and in particular to oxygen. The advantage of the film is that the grower would not need to apply any shading material on the surface of the film and/or any mechanism to facilitate opening and closing of the shading material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Asterios Daios
  • Patent number: 10597520
    Abstract: A composition comprising from 10 wt % to 90 wt % of an ethylene component including at least one ethylene based polymer having an ethylene content of at least 50.0 wt %, a melt index from 0.1 g/10 min to 100.0 g/10 min, and a density from 0.935 g/cm3 to 0.965 g/cm3; from 10 wt % to 90 wt % of a propylene component including at least one propylene based polymer having a propylene content of at least 50.0 wt % and a melt flow rate from 0.5 g/10 min to 200.0 g/10 min; and from 1 wt % to 20 wt % of a composite component including a specified block composite, derived from at least ethylene and an alpha-olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yushan Hu, Kyle Anderson, Gary R. Marchand, Kim L. Walton, Colin LiPiShan
  • Patent number: 10584282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescent quantum dot-containing electronic device including a protective sheet. The protective sheet includes a multilayer structure (W) including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X), the layer (Y) contains a reaction product (D) of an aluminum-containing compound (A) and a phosphorus compound (B), and the reaction product (D) has an average particle diameter of 5 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ota, Yasutaka Inubushi, Ryoichi Sasaki, Yasushi Morihara, Masakazu Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10556399
    Abstract: A plastic laminate structure including a plurality of, or a plurality of kinds of, plastic layers and an adhesive layer. The plastic layers are laminated together in a first direction. All the plastic layers are comprised exclusively of extruded plastic layers. The adhesive layer affixes together two of the plastic layers that are adjacent to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Isoda, Naoki Shiga
  • Patent number: 10538069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical packaging film containing a laminate of a first layer formed of a no-antistatic agent-containing thermoplastic resin formation layer; a second layer formed of a polymer antistatic agent-containing thermoplastic resin formation layer containing a potassium ionomer in an amount of C wt % (10<C<30); and a third layer formed of the thermoplastic resin formation layer, and the laminate provides an amount of a water-elutable alkali component being at most 0.01 mmol equivalent per g in total of 1 cm2 pieces, and in which the first layer has a thickness of L1 m, and the second layer has a potassium ionomer concentration of C?2 vol % and a thickness of L2 m, satisfying the formula 2?L1?(5×L2×C?2)/100+5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AICELLO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Banri Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10479890
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oxygen scavenging composition for containers. The oxygen scavenging composition for containers may comprise at least one polyester component, a transition metal catalyst, an oxygen scavenger, and a vegetable oil. The vegetable oil preferably comprises at least one molecule having a double allylic structure. The polyester component preferably comprises at least one acid unit and at least one diol unit. The concentration of double allylic structures of the vegetable oil in the composition may be greater than 5.0 meq/kg of all of the polyester components. The oxygen scavenger is preferably present in the composition at a level less than 1.0% by weight of the total composition. The vegetable oil is preferably present in the composition at a level greater than 0.3% by weight relative to the total weight of the polyester components, the transition metal catalyst and the vegetable oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: APG Polytech, LLC
    Inventors: Gianluca Ferrari, D. Jeffrey Black
  • Patent number: 10479055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X). The layer (Y) contains an aluminum-containing compound (A), an organic phosphorus compound (BO), and a polymer (F) having an ether bond and having no glycosidic bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Yasutaka Inubushi
  • Patent number: 10463570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a film suitable for medical packaging are provided. The film is generated by blown film co-extrusion to form a multi-layer film which has a heat resistant layer, a barrier layer and a heat seal layer. The barrier layer includes a high barrier resin and a branched co-polymer. The high barrier resin has a density of at least 0.963 g/cm3. The barrier layer includes between 25% and 85% high barrier resin. In some embodiments, an additional laminate layer may be affixed to the heat resistant layer of the multi-layer film. The final film is between 3.0 and 3.8 mils in thickness, and has a moisture vapor transmission rate of less than 0.08.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Films, LLC
    Inventors: Edward A. Davies, Bradley Abeson
  • Patent number: 10456503
    Abstract: A polymer laminate has 2-100 layers each containing a biodegradable resin and having a thickness of 10 nm-400 nm that are laminated, the thickness of at least one of the outermost layers is 10 nm-180 nm, and the outermost layers are joined to each other. A polymer laminate excellent in biocompatibility and mechanical strength and suitable to medical applications such as wound dressings and antiadhesive materials can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Toray University Educational System, Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke Okamura, Yu Nagase, Takuya Komachi, Motonori Hochi, Yuki Sekido, Toru Arakane
  • Patent number: 10450450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising polypropylene, polyethylene and a compatibiliser, wherein said compatibiliser is a block copolymer comprising a polypropylene block and a polyester block, said polyester being a non-aromatic polyester and having an average M/E ratio of at least 10, wherein M is the number of backbone carbon atoms in the polyester not including the carbonyl carbons and E is the number of ester groups in the polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Robbert Duchateau, Lidia Jasinska-Walc, Miloud Bouyahyi, Deliani Lovera, Maria Soliman
  • Patent number: 10414144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X). The layer (Y) contains a reaction product (D) of an aluminum-containing compound (A) and a phosphorus compound (B), and the reaction product (D) has an average particle diameter of 5 to 70 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Inubushi, Ryoichi Sasaki, Masahiko Ota
  • Patent number: 10406787
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel multilayer structure having good gas barrier properties and good water vapor barrier properties and further having high retort resistance and a packaging material including the multilayer structure. The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X). The layer (Y) contains an aluminum-containing compound (A) and an organic phosphorus compound (BO), and the organic phosphorus compound (BO) contains a phosphorus atom-containing functional group and at least one metal ion (Z) selected from ions of metals of Groups 1 to 12 of the periodic table, the content of the metal ion (Z) being 0.4 to 8.0 mol % relative to the content of the phosphorus atom-containing functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Yasutaka Inubushi
  • Patent number: 10383393
    Abstract: Several sole components and a method of manufacturing those sole components are disclosed. In general, each sole component includes a fluid-filled bladder and a reinforcing element extending around a portion of the bladder. The reinforcing element is bonded to the exterior of the bladder, and may be recessed into the bladder. In some configurations, the reinforcing element is die-cut from a sheet of polymer material, and the reinforcing element may exhibit a layered configuration. In manufacturing the sole component, the reinforcing element may be located within a mold, and the polymer material forming the bladder may be bonded to the reinforcing element during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher O. Parker
  • Patent number: 10363719
    Abstract: Multilayer cast film, which is oriented in machine direction and comprises at least one outer layer, one core layer and one sealing layer, as well as its use in retort stand up pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Peter Niedersüss, Johan Defoer
  • Patent number: 10315392
    Abstract: A slip-resistant garment may include: at least one textile structure; and/or at least one slip-resistant portion coupled to the at least one textile structure. The at least one slip-resistant portion may include at least one thermoplastic polymer selected from among: (a) block copolymers of styrene; (b) copolymers of ethylene with at least one C3-C12 alpha-olefin; (c) copolymers of at least one butene with at least one diene; or (d) copolymers of ethylene with at least one ester having an ethylene unsaturation selected from among: C1-C8 alkyl acrylate, C1-C8 alkyl methacrylates, or vinyl C2-C8 carboxylates. The copolymers of ethylene with at least one C3-C12 alpha-olefin further include at least one dienic termonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FAIT PLAST S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Arici, Guido Arici, Stefano Della Puppa
  • Patent number: 10272641
    Abstract: A gypsum product with a fortified glass fiber mat is provided in which the glass fiber mat is strengthened by crystallization of salt crystals on the glass fiber mat prior to the glass fiber mat use in the gypsum product. Methods for making a glass fiber mat saturated with salt crystals and gypsum products with the glass fiber mats are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred Li, Naser Aldabaibeh
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10265909
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Matthew W. Waldron, Shaun T. Broering, Jason R. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 10259195
    Abstract: A multi-layered film comprising at least 3, preferably at least 5, layers is provided. In the case of a 5 layered film, the multi-layer film includes a first outer layer having 80% to 100% by weight of one or more polyolefins, a first tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of the first tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, a core layer having from 75% to 100% by weight of the core layer of polylactic acid, a second tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of second tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, and a second outer layer having from 80% to 100% by weight of the second outer layer of one or more polyolefins, and wherein the first tie layer layer is disposed between the first outer layer and the core layer the second tie layer is disposed between the core layer and the second outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, April Renae Brown, Gary Wayne Gilbertson
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10245778
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Maxwell, Jack F. Melvan
  • Patent number: 10227555
    Abstract: A composite sensor assembly for monitoring bio-processes which is suitable for use with a polymeric bioprocess vessel or with downstream equipment, and comprises: i) a port comprising a high surface tension thermoplastic having a hollow tubular portion and a base plate portion, the base plate being fusibly sealable to the bioreactor vessel at a hole in the wall thereof; ii) a generally opaque polymeric monitoring sensor assembly including electrical, and/or optical measurement components. The sensor assembly fits inside the bore of the hollow tubular portion of the port, and is adhesively retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Finesse Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Selker, Barbara Paldus, Timothy Johnston
  • Patent number: 10213348
    Abstract: An elastic structure for absorbent sanitary products, comprising a sleeve comprising a first layer and a second layer overlapping each other, at least one elastic thread, and a plurality of first connecting portions spaced apart in a longitudinal direction, wherein each of said first connecting portions comprises two first welds arranged on opposite sides of the thread, wherein the first welds weld said first and second layers to each other in a first longitudinal portion of said sleeve, and a plurality of second connecting portions spaced apart in the longitudinal direction, wherein each of said second connecting portions comprises at least one second weld, wherein said second welds weld said first and second layers to each other in a second longitudinal portion of said sleeve without axially connecting the thread to said second longitudinal portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Diego Gualtieri, Serafino Lupinetti
  • Patent number: 10166371
    Abstract: Multilayer balloon for a catheter includes at least a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer having a combined wall thickness. The first layer is made of a first polymer material having a first maximum blow-up-ratio. The second layer made of a second polymer material having a second maximum blow-up-ratio greater than the first maximum blow-up-ratio, and the second layer is an inner layer relative to the first layer. The third layer is made of a third polymer material having a third maximum blow-up-ratio greater than the second maximum blow-up-ratio, and the third layer is an inner layer relative to the second layer. The at least first, second, and third layers define a compliance less than that of a single layer balloon made of the first polymer material with a wall thickness equal to the combined wall thickness. Method of making of multilayer balloon is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Durcan
  • Patent number: 10085865
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D. L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 10079373
    Abstract: A pouch type secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The pouch type secondary battery includes a pouch type case formed by attaching an upper sheet and a lower sheet, and an electrode assembly received in the pouch type case. A polymer coating layer for improving sealability is further included at an outer side portion of the pouch type case, in which the upper sheet and the lower sheet are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeoung Hwan Kim, Shin Hwa Lee, Woo Yong Lee, Min Su Kim, Hyang Mok Lee
  • Patent number: 10076599
    Abstract: A dry peritoneal dialysis (PD) concentrate system may be used in connection with a PD cycler. The dry PD concentrate system includes a concentrate container with at least two concentrate compartments, and at least one of the compartments contains a dry PD concentrate component. At least one of the concentrate compartments has a medical fluid outlet, and at least one of the concentrate compartments has a diluent inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thierry Eyrard, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Patent number: 10053246
    Abstract: Multilayer film which comprises a core layer (C) and two outer layers (O—, O-2) sandwiching the core layer, wherein (i) the core layer (C) comprises a bimodal ethylene/1-butene/C6-C12-alpha-olefin terpolymer, (ii) one outer layer (O-1) comprising (ii-1) a low density polyethylene or (ii-2) the bimodal terpolymer as defined for the core layer (C) or (ii-3) a metallocene produced linear low density polyethylene and optionally a low density polyethylene (iii) the other outer layer (O-2) comprising (iii-1) a metallocene produced linear low density polyethylene and optionally a low density polyethylene, and its use for packaging, especially for frozen food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Minna Aarnio, Gerhard Schuster
  • Patent number: 10029437
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a laminated film includes an extruded ribbed first film portion that includes multiple ribs, where consecutive ribs are separated by webs that are integral with the ribs. The laminated film also includes an un-ribbed second film portion, and a region of discontinuous lamination between the first film portion and the second film portion. The region of discontinuous lamination includes multiple regions where the first and second film portions are bonded together, and multiple regions where the first and second film portions are not bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9956318
    Abstract: A balloon catheter, in particular a balloon catheter for angioplasty, the balloon having an inner or outer surface modified by means of a photoactivation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Invatec S.P.A.
    Inventors: Simone D'Onofrio, Paolo Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 9908312
    Abstract: A film composition comprising from 5 to 75 percent by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition (LLDPE), and from 25 to 95 percent by weight of a propylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition, and films made from the film composition, wherein the films exhibited synergistic physical properties, namely holding force and elastic recovery, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hongming Ma, Claudia Hernandez, Jose Saavedra
  • Patent number: 9878839
    Abstract: A food packaging material comprises a paper, paperboard or cardboard substrate and a barrier coating on the substrate, wherein the barrier coating comprises the combination of starch, seaweed extract and paper fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen A. Santos
  • Patent number: 9818996
    Abstract: Provided are: a solid battery which has been sealed in an exterior material under a reduced pressure, wherein gas in the exterior material can be fully removed when depressurizing the inside of the exterior material; and a method of manufacturing the solid battery, the solid battery having a single cell having: a laminated body having a cathode layer, an anode layer, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode layer and the anode layer; an insulating part disposed on an outer perimeter of the laminated body in a cross-sectional view of the laminated body in a direction orthogonal to a lamination direction thereof, and a pair of current collectors sandwiching the laminated body and the insulating part, wherein the single cell has been sealed in an exterior material under a reduced pressure; and the insulating part has vent holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Miyake
  • Patent number: RE47573
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette comprises nicotine without harmful tar. The cigarette includes a shell, a cell, nicotine solution, control circuit, and an electro-thermal vaporization nozzle installed in the air suction end of the shell. The advantages of the present invention are smoking without tar, reducing the risk of cancer, the user still gets a smoking experience, the cigarette is not lit, and there is no fire danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Lik Hon